Architecture : NPR
The head of Syria's antiquities agency was in Italy making an appeal for help to stop the destruction of his war-torn country's cultural heritage at the hands of Islamic militants.
Combating homelessness isn't just about shelter. Lately, some affordable housing projects are getting decidedly upscale — to help residents heal, adjust and build bonds with their new neighbors.
The landmark Hotel Okura's design didn't meet the need for more rooms for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Now, an icon of Japanese mid-century modern architecture will disappear.
Dozens of volunteers moved more than 750,000 plastic balls this week from the National Building Museum's Beach installation to Dupont Underground, a creative arts institution in Washington, D.C.
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